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DeepMind's superpowerful AI sets its sights on drug discovery

Added: 19.10.2017 1:31 | 5 views | 0 comments

October 19, 2017 8:31 AM
LONDON (WASHINGTON POST) - DeepMind, the London-based artificial intelligence company owned by Alphabet Inc., is planning to let its software learn how to fold proteins, an important problem for drug discovery.


Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration To Allow Abortion For Undocumented Teen

Added: 18.10.2017 23:24 | 16 views | 0 comments

A federal judge on Wednesday ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented teenager in its custody to have an abortion, after saying she was “astounded” the Trump administration was trying to prevent the procedure, The Washington Post reported. Lawyers for Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled to U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Washington that the 17-year-old, who crossed the border from Mexico illegally last month, did not have a constitutional right to an elective abortion in federal custody, unless it was a medical emergency. Chutkan, an Obama administration nominee, said the government appeared to be presenting the teenager, identified in court papers as “Jane Doe,” with...

Report: Trump offered Gold-Star father $25,000, didn't follow through

Added: 18.10.2017 23:21 | 19 views | 0 comments

The Washington Post reports President Trump offered 25,000 dollars to Chris Baldridge in a phone called after his son, 22-year-old Army Cpl. Dillon Baldridge was killed in Afghanistan in June.


Mother of US Soldier Killed in Niger Says Trump Disrespected Her Family

Added: 18.10.2017 18:56 | 13 views | 0 comments

The mother of a soldier that was killed in an ambush in Niger said that President Donald Trump "did disrespect my son" in his remarks during a condolence call on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. Cowanda Jones-Johnson, the mother of fallen Sgt. La David T. Johnson, told n Wednesday that she was present for the call from the White House to Johnson's widow, Myeshia Johnson, and that she agreed with the account from Rep. Frederica S. Wilson (D-FL) that Trump told Johnson's widow that her husband "must have known what he signed up for." "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband," Jones-Johnson said in an exchange with the Post. Trump...

Second Judge Rules Trump’s Own Words Show Travel Ban Aimed At Muslims

Added: 18.10.2017 15:10 | 16 views | 0 comments

A federal judge early Wednesday stepped in and issued a second halt on the latest version of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban, asserting the president’s own comments on the campaign trail and on Twitter convinced him the directive was akin to an unconstitutional Muslim ban, The Washington Post reported. U.S. District Judge Theodore D. Chuang issued a “lighter” version of halt on the ban than his counterpart in Hawaii did a day earlier, blocking the administration from enforcing the directive only on those who lacked a “bona fide” relationship with a person or entity in the United States, such as family members or some type of professional or other engagement in the United States, the...

Why Americans were outraged by 60 Minutes, Washington Post story on DEA

Added: 18.10.2017 12:21 | 7 views | 0 comments

Since 60 Minutes aired a bombshell investigation on how Congress helped fuel the opioid crisis, there’s been a whirlwind of public reaction


Why the "60 Minutes" DEA story made Americans so angry

Added: 18.10.2017 4:51 | 7 views | 0 comments

Since the joint "60 Minutes"- Washington Post bombshell investigation aired on how Congress helped fuel the opioid crisis, there’s been a whirlwind of public reaction


McCain Comes Out To Support Budget That Advances Tax Reform Attempt

Added: 18.10.2017 2:14 | 15 views | 0 comments

Senate Republicans received some good news on Tuesday for their attempts at passing tax cuts to help offset a series of failures at attempting to approve legislation earlier this year, according to The Washington Post. The GOP hopes that the legislation can help lay the groundwork for rate cuts later on and now that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and recently returned Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS), who was absent due to illness, came out in support of the bill, it has a higher chance at making it to President Donald Trump. “I support the Senate budget resolution because it provides a path forward on tax reform,” McCain said in a statement. “I have long supported efforts to fix our burdensome tax system...

Russian Troll Factory Paid U.S. Activists To Fund Protests During 2016 Election

Added: 18.10.2017 1:17 | 20 views | 0 comments

Russian trolls posed as Americans in order to offer payment to actual activists in the United States to help fund protest movements that covered divisive issues, in the United States to help fund protest movements that covered divisive issues, according to a new investigation from a respected Russian media outlet on Tuesday, according to The Washington Post. The newspaper RBC published their months-long investigation that revealed some of the inner-workings of a so-called Russian "troll factory" since 2015, including during the U.S. election campaign, which further emphasizes the role of Russian meddling during that election. The troll factory was reported on by a number of outlets before,...

Liberation Of Raqqa Will Be A Powerful Blow To ISIS

Added: 17.10.2017 21:59 | 22 views | 0 comments

NPR's Mary Louise Kelly speaks with reporter Joby Warrick of The Washington Post and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "Black Flags: The Rise Of ISIS" about the status of ISIS after the loss of their de facto capitol, Raqqa.


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